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release date: May 01, 2017
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The Homemade Housewife: The last book you will ever need on homemaking and frugal living
Revised and Updated. What if you had a friend that had all sorts of advice on homemaking, budgeting, being frugal but wanting for nothing and homeschooling? What if this friend could show you how to create a household budget from A to Z that would cut your bills in half...or almost? She could give you some advice on Urban farming with super easy ways to compost and how to travel, have the guest stay over, throw all sorts of parties and really celebrate the holidays on pennies. She would even show you how to decorate a home from garage sales and dress well from thrift stores. Then she had all these recipes for scratch cooking, household cleaners, and even homemade cosmetics! She could even help you with the children and create free home based playgrounds, homeschools, and great nutrition, safety proofing the house, and making emergency kits. Wow, what a handy friend! Well, she's right here. This is a homemaker that knows her stuff and wants to help you live a wonderful lifestyle in a sustainable and inexpensive way. No matter what budget you are working with, a military salary, fixed income, disability, one income family...there is so much advice here. Even the frugal veteran might pick up a thing or two. There is even advice for getting out of debt and building a savings fast and ideas on making some money from home. How about buying a home and fixing it up on a budget? She has done it all and raised a family on one small income and managed to keep her homemaking position for years. Let her share all this good stuff with you.
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release date: Aug 11, 2018
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Joyful: Free Preview: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness
Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee explains how to cultivate a happier, healthier life by making small changes to your surroundings.

Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons.

We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy?

In Joyful, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.
release date: Aug 13, 2017
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Every Penny: A family's journey living on one small income
This is a short story of money and how individuals and families choose to work with it. It is a look at one person's life from a childhood where money was mismanaged and on to a young adult life working three jobs to get out of large amounts of debt. It is the exploration of how a family can look at money as a useful tool and when used and saved wisely life can be a lot easier. This book has some advice and inspiration but it is not a money saving "guide". It is a personal exploration of how money was used during a lifetime and how it effects our today's and tomorrows. It is about the freedom that comes with being wise stewards of our household funds and appreciating a more simple life that will avoid debt.
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release date: Mar 05, 2015
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Solar Power Demystified: The Beginners Guide To Solar Power, Energy Independence And Lower Bills
The book 'Solar Power Demystified: The Beginners Guide To Solar Power, Energy Independence And Lower Bills’ introduces you to the world of solar electric panels and systems.

It reveals you the reasons why photovoltaic solar panels are continuing to gain worldwide popularity and are becoming more important as a source of renewable energy.

You can see the question “To go or not to go solar?” discussed in its practical aspects.
Furthermore you are advised what kind of solar electric system you need and how to evaluate whether your home is ‘solar-ready’ or not

You are also introduced to the basics of photovoltaics and to the main types of solar electric systems and their components.

The book is intended to provide basic information to everyone who makes first steps in the world of photovoltaics and needs the matter explained in an easy-to-understand and straightforward way.
The book exposes:

  • Photovoltaics in the world of renewable energy

  • Advantages of photovoltaics in a summary

  • Why are photovoltaics continuing to gain worldwide popularity?

  • Why is the cost of photovoltaics decreasing?

  • Drawbacks of photovoltaics

  • What are the main applications of solar electric systems?

  • To go or not to go solar – that is the question!

  • Some issues to consider before going solar

  • Why would you need a solar electric system?

  • Don’t go solar before reading this!

  • What kind of solar electric system do you need?

  • How big solar electric system do you need?

  • How to finance the cost of your solar electric system?

  • Financial incentives

  • Is your building solar-ready?

  • How to assess your location for solar resource?

  • Why the condition of your roof does matter

  • Free solar panels

  • Solar power for business owners

  • Energy efficiency above all

  • How to improve the energy efficiency of your building

  • The basics of solar power

  • Solar electric systems

  • Grid-connected solar electric systems

  • Stand-alone (off-grid) solar electric systems

  • Advantages and drawbacks of stand-alone systems

  • Why are off-grid systems attractive?

  • Main applications of stand-alone solar electric systems

  • Selecting your solar vendor

  • What to be careful about

Grab the book and get started saving money on electricity and becoming energy independent now!
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release date: Jun 23, 2015
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Organization: The Declutter Challenge - Cleaning And Organizing Your Life With Feng Shui For A Stress Free & Organized Environment (organization, organizational ... organization for beginners, organize)


The Declutter Challenge - Cleaning and Organizing Your Life with Feng Shui For A Stress Free & Organized Environment

Learn How To Organize, Declutter and Control Your Life Using The Most Advanced Organization Strategies Known Today!

There are a myriad of different organization principles in use in the world today. They come in all shapes and forms and are meant to help people realize their full potential and be as successful as possible. In this book, we shall be taking a look at some of these techniques and the benefits that they can provide in our lives.
There are many reasons to get organized. The main reason is to make life easier and to be able to live a hassle-free life, but there are also many other benefits. Gaining organizational skills will allow you to live a stress-free life, and enable you to work better with whatever it is you may choose. These skills help to instill discipline and ultimately help you gain control of your life and, therefore, your destiny.

The techniques outlined in this book also promise to assist you cut down on things like debt, clutter, and anxiety, and help you relax and see things from a different perspective so that you can solve problems better. The philosophies outlined in this book have been tried and tested and have benefited millions of people around the globe.

Organization does not necessarily mean having a strict routine! In fact, some organizational theories demand that you break your routines and get out of your comfort zone to be able to enhance creativity. Others encourage you to get to know yourself and your surroundings better so that you may become a better more organized person. Some of these ideologies propose that by living a minimalist lifestyle you actually benefit more as a person, and, therefore, will be more successful in whatever endeavor you choose to follow.
These techniques are more relevant now than ever before. As the world becomes more and more competitive, it is important to not only have an edge in your field, but also to be able to handle the pressure that comes with it. This book promises to give you the tools to do just that and more

What You're Going to Learn:

  • The Decluttering Challenge For Your Home Or Office
  • Understanding Feng Shui
  • Feng Shui Techniques
  • Utilizing Feng Shui To Its Full Potential
  • Zen Organization And Design
  • Zen Techniques
  • BONUS: Application of Zen Principles in Design and Organization

So, are you ready for your NEW Organized Life?!

release date: May 30, 2016
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How to Start Your Own House Cleaning Company: Go from start-up to payday in one week (Fast Track to Success Book 1)
Start a house cleaning business with this step-by-step guide and be up and running in one week.
Back in the olden days before the internet was really popular and you could Google search anything, there was trial and error. If you wanted to start a house cleaning business from scratch you could, but it was rarely an overnight success for anybody. Big success was tossed to the cleaning service franchisees who could afford the fancy training, and well-built brands, while the mom and pop cleaning services were left to figure it out on their own.

Good news - times have changed. As an independent house cleaner, you no longer have to wade through endless Pinterest boards for tips and ideas on how to start a house cleaning business.

Angela Brown built from scratch one of the most successful independently owned and operated house cleaning companies in the Southeastern United States. If you are serious about success in the cleaning service industry, you should sign up for her free tips, tricks and time saving hacks by joining the Savvy Cleaner email list at: and you follow her blog at:

She has trained a multitude of independent house cleaners how to take their business from day one through expansion and enormous growth.
In this step-by-step guide she'll show you:
How to set up your home office
What office supplies you are going to need
Ideas for your company logo
How to choose your company name
How to choose a uniform
Tips on creating your company image and brand
How to set your rules and policies
How to choose a territory
Everything you need to know about creating flyers, worksheets and why you need them.
How to bid jobs, what to charge,
What kind of car you need,
Confidence builders & how to build instant credentials,
Bonding, insurance
The magic of the Mulligan,
How to get an endless stream of referrals, how much you should pay for referral fees,
How to never have any billing and collections, and how to always get paid and on time.

(There is a reason they call Angela Brown "The House Cleaning Guru".)
If you're here because you have an interest in house cleaning or in upgrading your life and you want to start a house cleaning business,welcome.

House cleaning business is a 49 billion dollar a year industry that is nearly recession proof - when times get hard, people work more hours to pay the bills, they have less time at home to clean,so they outsource their cleaning - which means more business for you and me.

Another awesome reason to start a house cleaning business is this: unlike a regular 9 to 5 job if you get fired, you're not out of work. You simply add another customer into your new available time slot and keep going. And you will learn here how to do such an amazing job,that you will never get fired, and your clients will never want you toleave.
Franchise or Start a house cleaning business? (FREE BONUS DOWNLOAD:
So should you buy into an existing franchise like Molly Maid, MerryMaids, The Cleaning Authority, Maid Brigade, Maid Pro, Sears MaidServices, The Maids, Two Maids & A Mop, You've Got Maids, MaidSimple, Cleantastic, Home Cleaning Services of America, Jani-King, MopFrog, Jan Pro, Maid to Perfection, or many of the others on the market? Or should you start your own house cleaning company from scratch? There are pros and cons to both.
If you are not sure of the differences, you ca download a free comparison chart at
For the sake of this book we are going to assume you are going to start your own.
release date: Jul 12, 2017
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How to Build an Eco-Friendly Home: Tips and Hacks for Beginners: (House Plans, House Building)

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How to Build an Eco-Friendly Home: Tips and Hacks for Beginners

In the present world, when the expenses which a family has to bear reaches at the peak of mountains, there should be some tricks by using which one can make one’s house eco-friendly along with some hacks for becoming self-sufficient. If you are a beginner in making an eco-friendly house then do not worry. Here in this book, you are going to have all the hacks and tricks for making your own eco-friendly home without putting any extra effort.

So, if you really want to know all the DIY tricks for making an eco-friendly house, then download this book now as it covers the following points for you:

  • Significance of having an eco-friendly home

  • Tips and tricks for getting started with it

  • What to do for making your house eco-friendly?

  • DIY hacks for a greener life

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release date: Dec 18, 2012
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Things Mother Used to Make A Collection of Old Time Recipes, Some Nearly One Hundred Years Old and Never Published Before
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
release date: Jan 24, 2018
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DIY Vertical Wind Turbine: Generate Power with Vertical Axis Wind Turbine: (Survival Crafts, Power Generation)

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DIY Vertical Wind Turbine

Generate Power with Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

If you want to go off grid and attain a self-sustaining lifestyle, then start by harnessing various natural and renewable sources of energy. One of the best ways to meet your power requirements is by building a vertical axis wind turbine. Due to their simplicity and high efficiency, vertical axis wind turbines are mostly preferred these days. Now, you can also build one of these turbines by reading this comprehensive guide.

We have come up with numerous DIY projects in this book that will help you build your own vertical wind turbine without much trouble. Even if you have never worked on a DIY project, you won’t face any trouble while following these tutorials. The book will first make you familiar with the basic principles. Gradually, you can follow different stepwise tutorials to build your own wind turbine. Some topics that are included in the guide are as follows:

  • The basic principle of wind power

  • Different types of wind turbines

  • Components of a turbine

  • DIY project: Building a vertical axis wind turbine

  • DIY tutorial for a wind turbine made from recycled materials

  • DIY guide for building a helical wind turbine, and more

The book has covered numerous tutorials that are listed in a stepwise manner. You can easily work on these DIY projects with minimum raw materials. Additionally, some of these wind turbines can be made entirely from recycled materials like bicycle wheels or PVC pipes.

Go ahead and read this comprehensive book right away. Take a leap towards a sustainable tomorrow and go off grid without any trouble.

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release date: Jun 30, 2015
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Woodworking: Smash it A to Z! - Best Beginners Guide to Master Woodworking & Create Shocking Projects At Home (Woodworking, Woodworking Projects, Woodworking Plans, Woodworking For Beginners)

Woodworking: Smash it A to Z !

The Best Beginners Guide to Master Woodworking & Create Shocking Projects At Home !

Woodworking involves creating works of art, although these works of art may not be as delicate as a painting or other art piece. When thinking of woodworking, imagine that you have a beautiful log before you, and you can transform this log into something that is a wonderful and beautiful form of art. By observation, wood products are seen everywhere these days and If you want to enhance the appearance of a room in your home, for instance, then there is no doubt you should include an authentic piece that has been made of wood.

If you want to identify a piece made through woodworking, also known as a wood craft, you are likely to see one when you are visiting malls, offices, museums and even people’s homes. There is significant demand for woodworking products. Transforming an otherwise meaningless piece of wood and turning it into a beautiful artwork is what fuels the passion of the woodworker. Not only is it a fulfilling hobby, it can also be a profitable side business.

Some people face a challenge when learning about woodworking because they are unable to focus on what draws their interests in this field. Having a perspective that is too broad will lead to a potential woodworker being discouraged, frustrated and soon giving up. It doesn’t help when a beginner takes on projects that are too difficult or tries to work with inadequate tools. Being ill prepared can cause one to make the wrong decision that woodworking is not their best choice. This guide will help you avoid making these mistakes to ensure that you become a successful woodworker.

What You're Going to Learn:

  • The First Steps in Woodworking
  • Choosing The Right Wood
  • Creating Your Woodworking Space
  • Measuring Tools
  • Cutting Tools
  • Shaping Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Safety Tools
  • Wood Working Safety Tips
  • Wood Working Plans Tips
  • Best Techniques to Calculate Board Feet
  • ...And Much More!

So, Are You Ready Smash it at Woodworking ?!

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